Our Residential Conveyancing Fees

Purchase of a residential property

Our fees cover all work required to complete the purchase of your new home, including dealing with registration at the Land Registry and dealing with the payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax (Stamp Duty) if the property is in England, or Land Transaction Tax (Land Tax) if the property you wish to buy is in Wales.

Please see the table below for a breakdown of our fees and costs

Legal fees for the Purchase of a Property
Purchase Price Freehold
Leasehold*
Up to £200k    
£675.00 + VAT
£795.00 + VAT
£201k to £300k £725.00 + VAT
£845.00 + VAT
£301k to £400k £775.00 + VAT
£895.00 + VAT
£401k to £500k £825.00 + VAT
£945.00 + VAT
£501k-£600k
£875.00 + VAT
£995.00 + VAT
£601-£800k
£925.00 + VAT
£1,045.00  + VAT
£801k-£1m
£1,075.00 + VAT
£1,195.00 + VAT
£1m +
0.25% of the Property Value + VAT

These costs relate to our legal fees associated with the purchase of your property. Any supplementary charges are outlined below.

Due to additional work required with some kinds of property, there is an additional £150.00 + VAT payable to any Shared Ownership purchase or property purchased using the government’s Help to Buy Scheme. There will also be an additional £50.00 + VAT charge for any funds being drawn from a Help to Buy ISA.

*Landlord’s enquiries will be required. A fee will be payable - we will not know the sum due before the transaction has commenced.

Disbursements

In addition to our fees, you will need to pay some disbursements. Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process and we will ask you for a payment on account of disbursements when we accept your instructions. This payment on account is normally £300.

These are costs payable to third parties related to your matter. We handle these payments on your behalf and the anticipated disbursements are listed below.

Mortgage Admin fee       
£60.00 + VAT
Stamp Duty Land Tax Fee
£60.00 + VAT
Searches
£200.00 (+ VAT) *Estimated
Land Registry Search
£3.00 (No VAT applicable)
Land Registration Fees See table below
Bankruptcy Search £2.00 Each
Electronic ID/Client Bank Check £5.50 + VAT
​ Telegraphic Transfer Fee
£30.00 + VAT
Office Copy
£3.00 (No VAT applicable)
Title Plan
£3.00
Land Registry Fee Scale
Standard/New build Electronic*
£0k to £80k £40.00
£20.00
£80k to £100k £80.00
£40.00
£100k to £200k £190.00
£95.00
£200k to £500k £270.00
£135.00
£500k to £1 mil £540.00
£270.00
£1 Million plus £910.00
£455.00
*Assumes that we are able to submit the application electronically. If not then the fee will be standard.

Fees Relating to Leasehold Properties

This list is not exhaustive and other disbursements may apply depending on the term of the lease. We will update you on the specific fees upon receipt and review of the lease from the seller's solicitors.

You should also be aware that ground rent and service charges are likely to apply throughout your ownership of the property. We will confirm the ground rent and the anticipated service charges as soon as we receive this information.

Notice of Transfer fee
This fee is chargeable if set out in the lease. Often the fee is between £50 and £150 but could be more.
Notice of Charge fee (if the property is to be mortgaged) This fee is chargeable if set out in the lease. Often it is between £100 and £300 but could be more.
 Deed of Covenant fee – This fee is payable to the landlord/management company if required by the lease, and can be difficult to estimate. Often it is between £100 and £300 but could be more.
Certificate of Compliance fee To be confirmed upon receipt of the lease. It is often between £100 and £300 but could be more.

Stamp Duty

This depends on the purchase price of your property. You can calculate the amount you will need to pay by using HMRC's website, or if the property is located in Wales, by using the Welsh Revenue Authority's website here.

How long will my house purchase take?

How long it will take from your offer being accepted until you can move in to your house will depend on a number of factors.

The average process takes between 8-12 weeks.

It can be quicker or slower, depending on the number of parties in the chain. For example, if you are a first time buyer, purchasing a new build property with a mortgage in principle, it could take 4-6 weeks. However, if you are buying a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, this can take significantly longer, between 10 and 16 weeks.

Stages of the process

The precise stages involved in the process vary according to individual circumstances, but our fees include the following key areas of the process. We will inform you if there is any additional work required in addition to this, and the associated fee.

  • Taking your instructions and giving initial you advice
  • Checking your finances are in place to fund the purchase and contacting the lender's solicitors if needed
  • Receiving and advising on the contract documents
  • Carrying out usual conveyancing searches
  • Obtaining further planning documentation as required
  • Making any necessary enquiries of the seller’s solicitor
  • Giving you advice on all documents and information received
  • Going through the conditions of the mortgage offer
  • Going through the contract papers with you face to face
  • Sending the final contract to you for signature, if a face to face meeting is not possible
  • Agreeing a completion date (the date from which you will own the property)
  • Exchanging contracts and notifying you that this has happened
  • Arranging for all monies needed to be received from lender and you to be paid to us
  • Completing your purchase
  • Dealing with your payment of Stamp Duty/Land Tax
  • Dealing with your application for registration at Land Registry

Our fees assume that:

  • This is a standard transaction and that no unforeseen matters arise including for example (but not limited to) a defect in title which requires remedying prior to completion or the preparation of additional documents ancillary to the main transaction
  • This is the assignment of an existing lease and is not the grant of a new lease
  • The transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complications arise
  • All parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation No indemnity policies are required.
  • Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required
  • There is no agricultural land included in the mortgage​

Sale of Property

Our fees cover all work required to complete the sale of your home, including repaying any mortgages or charges secured against the property.

Please see the table below for a breakdown of our fees and costs

Legal fees for the Sale of a Property   
Purchase Price Freehold
Leasehold*
Up to £200k    
£625.00 + VAT
£745.00 + VAT
£201k to £300k £675.00 + VAT
£795.00 + VAT
£301k to £400k £725.00 + VAT
£845.00 + VAT
£401k to £500k £775.00 + VAT
£895.00 + VAT
£501k-£600k
£825.00 + VAT
£945.00 + VAT
£601-£800k
£875.00 + VAT
£995.00 + VAT
£801k-£1m
£1,025.00 + VAT
£1,145.00 + VAT
£1m +
0.25% of the Property Value (+ VAT)

These costs relate to our legal fees associated with the sale of your property. Any supplementary charges are outlined below.

Landlord/management company enquiries will be required. A fee will be payable - we will not know the sum due before the transaction has commenced.

Disbursements

In addition to our fees, you will need to pay some disbursements. Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process and we will ask you for a payment on account of disbursements when we accept your instructions. This payment on account is normally £50.

These are costs payable to third parties related to your matter. We handle these payments on your behalf and the anticipated disbursements are listed below.

Disbursement
Freehold Leasehold 
Landlord/Freeholder Fees
£200-500*  £200-500*
Telegraphic Transfer Fee
£30.00 + VAT
* Estimated

How long will my house ​sale take?

How long it will take from your offer being accepted until you complete your sale will depend on a number of factors.

The average process takes between 8-12 weeks.

It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain. Various factors can influence timescales including how quickly your buyer gets a mortgage, the length of the chain and, the types of properties being bought and sold within the chain.

Stages of the process

The precise stages involved in the process vary according to individual circumstances, but our fees include the following key areas of the process. We will inform you if there is any additional work required in addition to this, and the associated fee.

  • Taking your instructions and giving you initial advice
  • Preparing and sending the contract documents to your purchaser’s solicitor
  • Obtaining information from you and responding to the purchaser’s solicitor
  • Sending you the final contract for signature
  • Agreeing a completion date with you (the date from which you will no longer own the property)
  • Exchanging contracts and notifying you that this has happened
  • Completing the sale
  • Repaying your outstanding mortgage and paying your estate agents
  • Sending the net proceeds of sale to you.

Our fees assume that:

  • This is a standard transaction and that no unforeseen matters arise including for example (but not limited to) a defect in title which requires remedying prior to completion or the preparation of additional documents ancillary to the main transaction
  • The transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complications arise
  • All parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation
  • No indemnity policies are required. Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required.
  • There is no agricultural land included in the mortgage​

Remortgaging a Property

 Property Value
 Remortgage
£0-£500k £450 + VAT
£501k- £1m   
£600 + VAT
£1m + 
£775 + VAT

Residential mortgage / re-mortgage

Our fee covers all of our work required to complete the re-mortgage of your property, including repaying any existing mortgages or charges secured against your property.

In addition to our fees, you will need to pay some disbursements. Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process and we will ask you for a payment on account of disbursements when we accept your instructions. This payment on account is normally £200.

The likely disbursements that you will have to pay for a re-mortgage are:

Disbursements

These are costs payable to third parties related to your matter. We handle these payments on your behalf and the anticipated disbursements are listed below.

Disbursement Freehold   
Leasehold
Landlord/Freeholder Fees None   
£100-£300 + VAT
Telegraphic Transfer Fee £30.00 + VAT
Searches (if required by lender)
£200* + VAT
£200* + VAT
Land Registration Fees See table below  
Land Registry Searches £3 - £10
£3 - £10
 Land Registry Documents £6 - £12  
£12 - £20
                                                                                   

*Estimated

Land Registration fees (no VAT is payable)

Amount of new borrowing   
Fee
£0 to £100,000 £20
£100,001 to £200,000 £30
£200,001 to £500,000
£40
£500,001 to £1,000,000
£60
£1,000,001 and over £125

How long will your Remortgage Take

How long the transaction will take will depend on a number of factors including how quickly your mortgage offer is issued and whether your new lender requires searches to be carried out. The average process takes between 4 to 10 weeks

Stages of the Process

  • The precise stages involved in the process vary according to individual circumstances, but our fees include the following key areas of the process. We will inform you if there is any additional work required in addition to this, and the associated fee.
  • Taking your instructions and giving you initial advice
  • Carrying out all necessary searches required by your lender or arranging no search indemnity insurance if this is acceptable to your lender
  • Reporting on the conditions of your mortgage offer
  • Sending the mortgage deed to you for signature
  • Arranging for all monies needed to be received from your lender and you
  • Completing the re-mortgage
  • Sending any surplus funds to you
  • Dealing with the application for registration at the Land Registry

Our fee assumes that:

  • This is a standard transaction and that no unforeseen matters arise including, for example (but not limited to), a defect in title which requires remedying prior to completion or the preparation of additional documents ancillary to the main transaction or dealing with any restrictions that are registered against the title
  • The transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complications arise
  • All parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation
  • No indemnity policies are required. Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required
  • There is no agricultural land included in the mortgage
  • There are no special features such as overage/clawback or the land being subject to unfulfilled planning obligations
  • The property is being mortgaged with vacant possession and there are no third parties in occupation
    The lender does not require separate representation
  • The title is a single registered title
  • The borrowing is from a mainstream lender

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